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Narrative of the surveying voyages of HMS Adventure and Beag
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Crossing the Line
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Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line
"A sailing ship: the brig H. M. S. Beagle. It is commanded by the bigoted Captain Robert Fitz Roy. The year is 1831. On board, a brain explosion. With a delay of about two centuries of Physics, it is shattered by the the Galileo of Biology. The following stages: In 1838 the theory of natural selection was completed. In 1859 comes the Origin of Species.
· · Fade-over.
· · When it returns into the scene, it is still a ship. A sailing ship, of course. The
Beagle took to the sea again? The year is 1874: Darwin is still alive, well and chatty." (Adriano Orefice)

[left]: Illustration "He had wholly forgotten his name" by Henry Holiday to Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark (1876)
[right]: "Crossing the Line" (1839), redrawn (2013) based on a print by Thomas Landseer, after Augustus Earle. The print you will find in Robert Fitz-Roy's Narrative of the surveying voyages of HMS Adventure and Beagle, Vol II (1839).

This comparison is related to my assumption that Lewis Carroll's and Henry Holiday's The Hunting of the Snark at least partially has been inspired by Charles Darwin's explorational Beagle voyage.

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